Folsom International Triathlon

June 5, 2016
Nimbus Flat State Park
Folsom, CA


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2016 Race Results:  Click Here

Athlete Guide: Click Here

Race Photos:  Click here

Weather Forecast for Event: Click Here

About the Event

Perfect venue for a triathlon, with clean mountain fresh water and the party occurring in the beautiful Nimbus Flat State Park.  The Folsom International Triathlon fills a void for the lack of Olympic distance Triathlons in the Folsom / Sacramento area. This event will attract racers from all over the State and has become a staple in the Sacramento Area. Participants will range from the world's top elite triathletes to hundreds of age group and beginner triathletes each year. Athletes line up to attack one of the fastest Olympic Distance Triathlons in the USA.

Distance: 1.5k Swim - 40k Bike - 10k Run

Registration Information & Fees

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs

  • $135 until 11/8/2015
  • $140 until 4/15/2016
  • $150 until 6/2/2016
  • $160 until Race Day

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $120 until 11/8/2015
  • $125 until 4/15/2016
  • $135 until 6/2/2016
  • $145 until Race Day

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $170 until 11/8/2015
  • $200 until 6/2/2016
  • $220 until Race Day

Registration Categories:

  • Individual
  • Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
  • Triathlon ClubsMilitary/Fire/Police (will be required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
  • Clydesdale & Athena
  • Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
  • Pro/Elite
  • Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)

Registration Includes:

  • Custom swim cap
  • Custom branded event t-shirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Custom water bottle
  • Custom finishers chamois
  • Free post-race feast
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race results posted on website same day
  • Great music!

 Age groups male & female:

  • 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Female-Athena (over 165 lbs),
  • Male-Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.).

Free Race Photos:

Race Photos:  Click here

Tri Club Challenge   

See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2016!

Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:

  • Wave 1: 7:00am - 39 and under   
  • Wave 2: 7:04am - 40 and over
  • Wave 3: 7:08am - Relay, Aquabike and Aquathlon

Please Note: Wave may change on race morning, Clydesdale/Athena will start in age group


All male, all female, and coed teams, with 2-3 members per team.

Body Marking:

All athletes will be body marked. Arms and calves will be marked. Body marking is done on race morning, you will find volunteers in the transitions area. It is the racers responsibility to get body marked. In addition to body marking you will be given a small race number to be placed on the front of your bike helmet, a race number to go on the front of your shirt during the run and a race number to be attached to your bike. These numbers are given to you at packet pick-up.

Transition Area:

The transition area is very well marked with signage for your team racks.  Individuals will be first-come, first-serve for all remaining rack space.  Do not forget to bring a towel for your space.

Bike Check:

USA Productions highly recommends getting your bike checked and tuned prior to the race.  Mechanics will be on hand in the transition area and on course for bike support.

Preparing for Race:

Be sure to listen to the race day announcer, Nick Tuttle, for important announcements during your warm up.

After the race:

All racers will finish at one of the BEST PARTIES AROUND. All participants will enoy free catered food. Fixings include fresh fruit and bagels, granola ceral, and burritos. Race day announcer will keep all who attend informed of all the post race festivities. The Awards ceremony will begin at approx. 10:15 a.m.

Schedule of events:

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (Registration / Packet Pickup)

Location: Rocklin Endurance Sports

  • Address: 2161 Sunset Blvd, Suite 200 Rocklin, CA 95765
  • Map: Click Here
  • Packet pickup: 12-6pm
  • 3-3:30pm Course overview

Sunday, June 5, 2016(Registration / Packet Pickup)

  • 5:00am - 6:30am Registration Open
  • 5:00am Transition Open
  • 7am-12pm Expo Opens
  • 7:00am Race Start
  • 9am-11am Food, Music and Entertainment
  • 10:15am Awards Ceremony

Course Maps & Details


Transition Preview: Click here

Swim Course 1.5k / .93 Mile:

The 1.5 K Swim will start in waves. The water temperature will be approx. 62-65 degrees. Wetsuits are encouraged. The course will be lined with large orange and yellow neon buoys, numerous lifeguards and kayak teams. You will have a short run from the water exit back to the transition area.

Larger printable swim map: Click Here


Bike Course 40k / 24.9 Miles:

Click Here to see the online route

Turn by Turn:  Click here

For all Folsom Triathlons we will be using the Folsom Canal Trail as part of the bike course, this beautiful trail will be a safe right of way for the success of this event. We have attached some pictures below so you can see some unique elements of the trail and the water way it runs along.  You will travel through a tunnel that goes under Hwy 50.

Pictures of the Folsom Canal Trail:

Trail View: Click Here

Tunnel (lights will be on and working during the event): Click Here

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the Folsom International Triathlon. We ask your help in doing the best we can to help enforce the "NO DRAFTING" rules of USA Triathlon. You, the athlete, are the simplest and best way to keep the bike course safe and draft free. We will have USA Triathlon Officials out on the bike course, but you personally need to help the sport and yourself by simply backing out of packs, slowing down or verbally mentioning to other athletes not to draft.

Run Course 10k / 6.2 Miles:

Click here to see the online route

Aid stations will be placed every mile along the run course for hydration with Acceletade sports drink, water, Accel shots and Clif bloks. 

Click here to see a printable version of the run route

 Chip Timing:

This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete's responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.

The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer's responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address.  If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.

USAT Sanctioning:

USAT provides comprehensive insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The coverage provides liability coverage to protect the race director, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants. The athlete excess medical coverage protects each participant for the day of the event.

Athlete Excess Medical: When athletes purchase a USAT annual license or one day permit, a portion of those fees cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in an USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is only available after the injured party has filed with any primary insurance policies.

Event Liability: USAT provides comprehensive liability insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The USA Triathlon policy automatically covers USA Triathlon race directors, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants while participating in sanctioned events. Single-event permit can only be purchased through the race director and is $15 at packet pickup or the day of the event. USA Triathlon does not sell single-day permits.

New or Renewing Members:Click here to visit to purchase a new membership or renew an old one.

Parking & Directions

Event parking options:

Nimbus Flat State Park: California State Parks has now raised their fees at Nimbus Flat State Park and if you want to park right next to the venue the parking fee will be $10 per car. Please bring exact change, the park staff attendant will not have change available.

Overflow Parking: Click Here

As we did last year because of the fee increase for parking we have free parking available next to the Fish Hatchery that is across the street from the Aquatic Center and about a 10 minute walk from the venue. This will also be used for overflow if the Nimbus Flat parking lot is full.

From San Jose / Sacramento:  Click Here to see map

I-680 N toward Sacramento
Merge onto I-680 N
Partial toll road
Take exit 71A toward I-80 E/Sacramento    
Merge onto I-80 E    
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)    
Continue onto US-50 E    
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave    
Turn left onto Hazel Ave    
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

From San Francisco / Santa Rosa:  Click Here to see map

I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose
I-80 E toward Bay Bridge/Oakland
Partial toll road     
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)     
Continue onto US-50 E     
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave     
Turn left onto Hazel Ave     
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

Race Results

Click for 2015 Results

Get your results for past races: USA Productions Results

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel for Folsom Triathlons: USA Productions Travel


If you're not a triathlete and would like to participant in some way to help with the event grab your friends and family and be a part of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist with several aspects of the event, including pre-registration, the start and finish line and water stations along the course.

Benefits of Volunteering
- Official Folsom Triathlon volunteer t-shirt
- Goodie Bags
- Free Lunch
- Fulfill community service hours
- A great time out
- Team up with friends, family and make it a community event!
- Groups larger than 15 will receive more benefits and possible charitable donations

Contact us today and thanks for volunteering: Contact USA Productions


Signed Up But Can't Race: Policies: Cancellation / Credit Policies / Chip Return